Batman himself, Christian Bale, may be heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to Collider, and confirmed by Variety, Bale is in talks to join Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder, which is scheduled for release in November 2021. There’s no word on which role Bale would play and Disney had not replied to Gizmodo’s request for comment at time of publication.
Even the possibility of an actor of Bale’s calibre joining the MCU is massive though. First and foremost, it means there’s a role in the film worthy of the choosey Oscar winner.
With that knowledge, and the knowledge that Love and Thunder will see Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster become the Mighty Thor, a few of the names that come to mind from her comics are Dario Agger, the evil head of Roxxon Corporation also known as Minotaur, or maybe the celestial deity K’ythri, one half of Thor: Love and Thunder, written and directed by Taika Waititi, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, and maybe Christian Bale, opens November 5, 2021 in the U.S. with an Australian release date yet to be confirmed. Filming begins this winter.